Thursday, December 24, 2009

Penang Street Name

English nameOfficial Malay nameEtymologyTraditional Malay nameHokkien nameHokkien etymology
Aboo Sittee LaneLorong Abu Siti,After Aboo Sittee @ Mamak Pushi, who founded the Malay opera form known as bangsawanin Penang in the 1870sLorong Pushi三牲巷 Sam-seng-hāngGangsters' lane
Acheen StreetLebuh AchehAfter the Arab traders from Achehwho lived here.拍石街 Phah-chio̍h-ke
懸樓仔 Koâiⁿ-laû-á
Stone-breaking street
Small high tower (after the four-storied Gedung Atjeh at the Beach St corner)
Acheen Street GhautGat Lebuh Acheh拍石街路頭 Phah-chio̍h-ke lơ̄-thâu
懸樓仔路頭 Koâiⁿ-laû-á lơ̄-thâu
Acheen St landing place
Ah Quee StreetLebuh Ah QueeAfter Capitan China Chung Keng Quee, who presented it to the MunicipalityLorong Takia, after the kampong formerly there.阿貴街 A-kùi-keAh Quee street
Amoy LaneLorong AmoyAfter the Hokkien city of Amoy
Anson RoadJalan AnsonAfter Major-General Sir Archibald Anson, Lieutenant-Governor of Penang (1867-1882)
Argus LaneLorong ArgusAfter Penang's first independent newspaper, the Pinang Argus, published at Argus House here from 1867-1873.色藍乳禮拜堂後巷仔 Sek-lân-ní lé-paì-tn̄g-aū hāng-áLane behind the Eurasian (Serani) church (the Roman Catholic Church, now Cathedral, of the Assumption)
Argyll RoadJalan Argyll萬葛里巷 Bang-ka-lí hāngBengali (or Sikh) lane
Armenian StreetLebuh ArmenianAfter the Armenian inhabitants.W. of Cannon St
拍銅街 Phah-tâng-keCopper-beaters' street
E. of Cannon St
本頭公巷 Pún-thâu-kong-hāng
建元街 Kièn-gôan-ke
Gods' lane, after the Kong-si house of the Toā Peh Kong or Kièn Tek secret society (formerly at the junction of Armenian & Pitt Streets) there
Kièn Tek society origin street
Armenian Street GhautGat Lebuh Armenian本頭公巷路頭 Pún-thâu-kong-hāng lơ̄-thâuArmenian St landing place
Arratoon RoadJalan ArratoonAfter the Armenian merchant Arathoon Anthony, the father of A. A. Anthony who founded the Penang stock-broking firm that bears his name, who came from Shiraz in Persia to Penang in 1819.
Ayer Itam RoadJalan Air ItamAfter the Ayer Itam stream which flows there亞也依淡路 A-iá i-tâm lơ̄(phonetic)
Ayer Rajah RoadJalan Tunku Abdul RahmanAfter the Telok Ayer Rajah, the bay between George Town and Tanjong Tokong. New Malay name after Tunku Abdul Rahman, first prime minister of Malaya (1957-1970), who lived there.
Bagan Jermal RoadJalan Bagan JermalAfter Bagan Jermal, where it leads灣斗路 Oân-tó-lơ̄Bay road
Barrack RoadJalan BarrackAfter the sepoy barracks formerly there兵房路 Peng-pâng-lơ̄Barrack road
Beach StreetLebuh PantaiSelf-describing. The street formerly ran along the shoreline until the construction of Weld Quay.N. of China St
Jalan Gedung土庫街 Thớ-khờ-keWarehouse street
China St – Chulia St
港仔口 Káng-á-khaúHarbour entrance, where the main shipping business was carried out
Chulia St – Armenian St
中街 Tiong-keMiddle street
Armenian St – Acheen St
緞羅申 Toan-lơ̂-sînTuan Losin (Tengku Syed Hussein)'s street
Acheen St – Malay St
拍鐵街 Phah-ti̍h-keBlacksmiths' street
S. of Malay St
Ujong Pasir社尾 Siā-bóeVillage end, Malay name "End of the beach"
Birch RoadJalan BirchAfter one of three possibilities (1) J. W. W. Birch, British Residentin Perak, who was assassinated in 1875 by a local Malay chief, (2) Arthur Nonus Birch, Acting Lieutenant-Governor of Penang(1871-1872), or (3) James Kortright Birch, Resident Councillor of Penang (1905-1906) and Actg.Resident Councillor of Penang from (3 Mar. 1897 - Aug. 1898, Apr. 1901 - Nov. 1902 and 1903-1905).
Bishop StreetLebuh BishopAfter the Roman Catholic Bishop Garnault, who was brought by Francis Light to Penang in 1786 from Kuala Kedah after fleeing persecution in Ligor and Phuket. His presbytery stood here.W. of King St
順德公司街 Sūn-tek kong-si-keSoon Teik Association street
King St - Penang St
呂宋禮拜堂前 Lū-sòng lé-paì-tn̂g-chêngIn front of the Armenian (Luzon) church formerly there
E. of Penang St
漆木街 Chhat-bok-ke
柴工街 Chhâ-kang-ke
Lacquerers' street
Carpenters' street
Boundary RoadJalan SempadanPart of the road formerly formed part of the boundary of the City of George Town
Brick Kiln RoadJalan GurdwaraAfter the brick kiln formerly there. The area was known as Bakar Bata or 罇仔窰 Chuíⁿ-á-iô. New Malay name after the Sikhgurdwara there.風車路 Hong-chhia-lơ̄Winnowing-machine road, after the winnowing machines used to separate rice from chaff.
Bridge StreetJalan C. Y. ChoyAfter the Anson Bridge over the Prangin Ditch and the bridge over the Pinang River, which it links. New Malay name after Cllr C. Y. Choy, the last Mayor of George Town (1964-1966).North (Beach St) end
過港仔 Kòe-káng-áPast the Prangin Ditch
Middle
枋廊 Pang-lôngSawmill
South (Jelutong Rd) end
城隍廟路 Sêng-hông-biō-lơ̄City god temple road
Buckingham StreetLebuh Buckingham新街頭 Sin-ke-thaûAt the head of Campbell St
Burmah RoadJalan BurmaAfter the Burmese village (Kampong Ava) at Burmah Lane.Jalan Kreta Ayer車水路 Chhia-tsúi-lơ̄Drawing-water road, after the aqueduct that ran along the road (see e.g. the Mesjid Tarek Ayerthere)
Campbell StreetLebuh CampbellJalan Nona Bahru新街 Sin-ke
新大門樓 Sin-toā-mûiⁿ-laû
New street, alternatively 新雞 (new prostitutes), in contradistinction to Chulia St, where the brothels formerly were
New Chulia St
Cannon SquareMedan CannonAfter the cannon that was brought in by the Government during the Penang Riots in 1867 and fired here, where the members of the Kièn Tek society were encamped.龍山堂內 Liông-san-tông-laīWithin Leong San Tong (the Khoo Kongsi clanhouse)
Cannon StreetLebuh Cannon大銃空 Toā-chhèng-khangCannonball-hole
Cantonment RoadN. of Kelawei RdAfter an army cantonmentformerly there. New Malay name of northern section after the Penang Malay Association (Persatuan Melayu Pulau Pinang, "Pemenang") there.
Jalan Pemenang
S. of Kelawei Rd
Jalan Cantonment
Carnarvon LaneLorong CarnarvonAfter Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, 19th century BritishColonial Secretary鑑光內 Kàm-kong-laīWithin the village (kampung)
Carnarvon StreetLebuh CarnarvonN. of Campbell St
大門樓橫街 Toā-mûiⁿ-laû hoâiⁿ-keChulia St cross street
Campbell St - Acheen St
番仔塚 Hoan-á-thióngMalay cemetery
S. of Acheen St
沓田仔 Lam-chhân-á
姓張公司街 Sὲⁿ-tiơⁿ kong-si-ke
十間厝 Tsa̍p-keng-chhù
四角井 Sì-kak-chέⁿ
Swamp fields
Teoh clanhouse street
Ten houses
Square well
Caunter Hall RoadJalan P. RamleeNew Malay name after Malayan filmmaker P. Ramlee
Cecil StreetLebuh CecilAfter Sir Cecil Clementi, Governor of the Straits Settlements (1930-1934).(過港仔第)七條路 (Kòe-káng-á tē) Chhit-tiaû-lơ̄7th road (past the Prangin Ditch)
Ceylon LaneLorong CeylonAfter the Ceylonese inhabitants四十間 Sì-tsa̍p-kengForty houses
CheapsideCheapsideAfter Cheapside, a street inLondon where one of the city's main produce markets was located.
Che Em LaneLorong Che EmAfter Chee Eam @ Chu Yan, a Chinese merchant named as the largest Chinese property owner by Francis Light in 1793. Known in Tamil as Koli Kadai Sandhu北間內 Pak-kan-laīWithin the town (pekan)
China StreetLebuh ChinaAfter the Chinese inhabitants大街 Toā-keMain street
China Street GhautGat Lebuh China大街路頭 Toā-ke lơ̄-thaû
明山路頭 Bêng-san lơ̄-thaû
China St landing place
(Khoo) Beng San (shop) landing place
Chowrasta RoadJalan ChowrastaAfter the chowrasta or "four crossroads" market there吉寧仔萬山 Kiet-lêng-á bān-san (also Tamil St)Indian market
Chulia LaneLorong ChuliaAfter the Tamil (from the ancient Tamil kingdom of Chola) inhabitants十七間 Tsap-chhi̍t-kengSeventeen houses, after the row of seventeen houses of the same size there.
Chulia StreetLebuh ChuliaW. of Love Lane
牛干冬 Gû-kan-tàngCattle pen (kendang)
Love Lane - Pitt St
大門樓 Toā-mûiⁿ-laûGreat archway, after the two archways into a large compound house formerly here: see Sek Chuan Lane
E. of Pitt St
羅粦街 Lơ̂-lîn-ke
吉寧仔街 Kiet-lêng-á-ke (now usually Market St)
(H. M.) Noordin (shop) street
Indian street
Chulia Street GhautGat Lebuh Chulia吉寧仔街路頭 Kiet-lêng-á-ke lơ̄-thaû
姓楊公司街 Sὲⁿ-iơ̂ⁿ-kong-si-ke
柴路頭 Chhâ lơ̄-thaû
大水井 Toā-tsuí-chέⁿ (also Pitt St (middle))
Chulia St landing place
Yeoh clanhouse street
Firewood landing place, where firewood used to be sold before Maxwell Rd was constructed
Great well, after the big water tank formerly there
Church StreetLebuh GerejaAfter the Portuguese Eurasian church located here in the late 18th century.義興街 Gī-hin-keGhee Hin secret society street, after the association house that formerly stood there.
Church Street GhautGat Lebuh Gereja義興街路頭 Gī-hin-ke lơ̄-thaû
酒廊路頭 Chiu-lōng lơ̄-thaû
Church St landing place
Distillery landing-place, after the distillery operated at the junction of Church and Beach Sts by the Opium and Spirit Farm Offices.
Cintra StreetLebuh CintraAfter the Portuguese town ofCintra.新街橫街 Sin-ke hoâiⁿ-ke
拍袍街 Phah-phaù-ke
China St cross street
Brothel street, where the brothels of the lowest type were.
N. of Campbell St
日本街 Ji̍t-pún-keJapanese (brothel) street
Clove Hall RoadJalan Clove HallAfter the nearby residence of the Armenian Anthony family (see Arratoon Rd)
Codrington AvenueLebuhraya CodringtonAfter Stewart Codrington, Acting Resident Councillor of Penang (1924)
Dato' Kramat RoadJalan Dato' KeramatAfter the Dato' Kramat village, to which it led, named after an early-18th-century Muslim asceticW. of Patani Rd
四崁店 Sì-khám-tiàmFour shops
E. of Patani Rd
柑仔園 Kam-á-hûiⁿMandarin orange plantation, after a former orange plantation there. The area was known in Malay asKebun Limau
Downing StreetLebuh DowningAfter Downing Street in London, the seat of government.外關 Goā-koan
大人關 Taī-jîn-koan
Overseas Chinese protector's office
Drury LaneLorong DruryAfter Drury Lane in London, where the Theatre Royal is.新戲臺 Sin-hì-tâiNew Chinese theatre
Duke StreetLebuh DukeAfter Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, who visited and stayed here in 1869.
W. of Fort PointJalan Tun Syed Sheh BarakbahSelf-describing. Fort Rd was the eastern section of the road leading from the tip of the cape, Fort Point, to the Jubilee Clock Tower roundabout. Both The Esplanade and Fort Rd were joined with the new road built west of Duke St to form a road named after Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Governor of Penang (1969-1975).舊關仔角 Kū-koan-á-kak (also King Edward Place)Old government corner - see also King Edward Place. When Gurney Drive was built, it was called the new Esplanade, or new government corner, even though there are no government buildings there.
The Esplanade
S. of Fort Point
Fort Road
New section W. of Duke St
Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah
Esplanade RoadJalan Padang Kota LamaRoad leading from Light St to the Esplanade草埔海墘路 Chhaú-pơ haí-kiⁿ-lơ̄Grass field (cricket ground) shorefront road
Farquhar StreetLebuh FarquharAfter R. T. Farquhar, Lieutenant-Governor of Penang (1804-1805)W. of Leith St
紅毛路 Âng-mơ̂-lơ̄ (also Northam Rd, to which it joins)European road
Leith St - Love Lane
蓮花河 Liên-hoa-hô
色蘭乳學前 Sek-lân-ní-o̍h-chêng
Lotus-flower pond, after a lotus-pond formerly at the side of the old St George's Girl's School, which was filled up on account of many accidents involving people trying to get at the lotus.
In front of the Eurasian (Serani) school (St Xavier's Institution)
E. of Love Lane
紅毛學前 Âng-mơ̂-o̍h-chêngIn front of the old Penang Free School
Free School RoadJalan Free SchoolAfter the new Penang Free School there.
Gaol RoadJalan PenjaraAfter the Penang Gaol there.新跤樞 Sin-kha-khuNew prison
Gladstone RoadJalan GladstoneAfter William Ewart Gladstone, late 19th century British prime minister. The western end of Gladstone Rd, where it joined Magazine Circus, was demolished with the construction of KOMTAR in 1985, and the remainder was demolished around 2000 with the building ofPrangin Mall.火車路 Hoé-chhia-lơ̄Tram road
Glugor RoadJalan Sultan Azlan ShahAfter the area of Glugor, and the 19th century Glugor Estate of David Brown, where it leads, named after the assam glugor(tamarind) tree.
Gottlieb RoadJalan GottliebAfter German lawyer Felix Henri Gottlieb who served in the Straits Settlements government from 1846 to 1882
Green HallJalan Green Hall緞巴尼 Toān pá-lí
麒麟虎 Ki-lin hơ̄
Mr (Tuan) Paddy's (land)
(phonetic)
Green LaneJalan Masjid NegeriFormerly self-describing. New Malay name after the state mosque there.青草巷 Chhεⁿ-chhaú-hāngGreen grass lane
Gurney DrivePesiaran GurneyAfter Sir Henry Gurney, High Commissioner of the Federation of Malaya (1950-1951) assassinated during the Malayan Emergency.新關仔角 Sin-koan-á-kakNew Government Office Corner, i.e. New Esplanade.
Halfway RoadJalan Sekerat
Herriot StreetLebuh HerriotAfter Stuart Herriot, British merchant who wrote the petition of the Capitan China, Chung Keng Kwee, and others in 1872, asking for British intervention in Perak after the Larut Riots.(過港仔第)八條路 (Koè-káng-á tē) peh-tiaû-lơ̄8th road (past the Prangin Ditch)
Hill Railway RoadJalan Hill RailwayAfter the Penang Hill funicular railway station there.
Hongkong StreetJalan Cheong Fatt TzeAfter the island of Hong Kong. New Malay name after Cheong Fatt Tze, 19th century merchant and Chinese consul in Penang, despite the fact that the famous Cheong Fatt Tze mansion is not here, but on Leith St.香港街 Hiang-káng-keHong Kong street
Hospital RoadJalan HospitalAfter the Penang General Hospital there病厝路 Pε̄ⁿ-chhù-lơ̄Hospital road
Hutton LaneJalan HuttonAfter Dr Hutton, one of the first doctors in Penang, who arrived in 1805.惹蘭亞丁 Gia-lân-a-teng(phonetic)
Jahudi RoadJalan Zainal AbidinAfter the former Jewishinhabitants and the Jewish cemetery that is still there.
Jelutong RoadJalan JelutongAfter the Jelutong village at the junction with Perak Rd, named after the Jelutong tree.日落洞路 Ji̍t-lo̍h-tong-lơ̄(phonetic)
Town end
下洞 ε̄-tongLower Jelutong road
Jelutong end
頂洞 Téng-tong
上洞 Siāng-tong
Upper Jelutong road
id.
Kampong DeliKampung DeliAfter the inhabitants from Deli,Medan.
Kampong KakaJalan Kampung KakaAfter the Malabarese Muslim (Kaka) inhabitants.
Kampong KolamJalan Kampung KolamAfter the large granite pool that stood there in the compound of the Kapitan Kling mosque.
Kampong MalabarLorong Kampung MalabarAfter the Malabarese inhabitants日本新路 Ji̍t-pún-sin-lơ̄New Japanese road
Katz StreetLebuh KatzAfter the importing agents, Katz Brothers Ltd, established in 1864.(過港仔第)六條路 (Koè-káng-á tē) la̍k-tiaû-lơ̄6th road (past the Prangin Ditch)
Kedah RoadJalan KedahAfter the neighbouring Malay state of KedahKampong Melaka鑑光麻六甲 Kām-kong mâ-la̍k-kahMalaccan village, after the Malaccan inhabitants
Kelawei RoadJalan KelawaiFrom Kuala Awal, the first estuary west of George Town
Keng Kwee StreetLebuh Keng KweeAfter Capitan China Chung Keng Quee, who built the street and connected it with Penang Rd.景貴街 Kéng-kùi-keKeng Kwee street
Kimberley StreetLebuh KimberleyAfter John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley, British Colonial Secretary (1870-1874, 1880-1882).汕頭街 Soaⁿ-thaû-ke
潮州街 Tiô-chiu-ke
麺線街 Mīⁿ-soàⁿ-ke
姓鄧公司街 Sὲⁿ-Tεⁿ-kong-si-ke
拍索仔巷 Phah-soh-á-hāng (also Rope Walk)
Swatow street
Teochew street, after the Teochew prostitutes from Swatow that formerly worked there
Rice-vermicelli makers' street
Teh clanhouse street
Ropemakers' street
King Edward PlacePesara King EdwardAfter King Edward VII (reigned 1901-1910)(舊)關仔角 (Kū-) koan-á-kak (also the Esplanade)(Old) government corner. The old Resident Councillor's Office and Penang Secretariat was a U-shaped building facing King Edward Place, with wings along Beach St and Weld Quay and backing onto Downing St, until it was destroyed by Allied bombing during the Second World War. The only remaining wing of the building is now occupied by Penang Religious Affairs Department on Beach St.
King StreetLebuh KingAfter King George III (reigned 1760-1820).N. of Bishop St
九間厝後 Kaú-keng-chhū-aūBehind the nine houses
Bishop St – China St
廣東大伯公街 Kuíⁿ-tang-toā-pεh-kong-ke
亞片公司街 À-phièn-kong-si-ke
Cantonese Heavenly Emperor's street, after the Cantonese temple there
Opium farm street, after the Opium & Spirit Farm Offices at the junction with China St
China St – Market St
舊和勝公司街 Kū-hô-seng-kong-si-keOld Ho Seng secret society street
S. of Market St
吉寧仔街 Kiet-lêng-á-ke (also Market St, formerly also Chulia St (E. of Pitt St))Indian street
Kuala Kangsar RoadJalan Kuala KangsarAfter the town of Kuala Kangsar番仔戲園街 Hoan-á-hì-hûiⁿ-keMalay theatre street
Kulim LaneLorong KulimAfter the town of Kulim萬安臺 Bān-an-tâi
明戲台 Bêng-hì-tâi
Ban An theatre
(Ong) Beng (Tek)'s theatre
Leith StreetLebuh LeithAfter Major-General Sir George Leith, Lieutenant-Governor of Penang (1800-1803). Leith St Ghaut was formerly known as Martina's Lane, after Martina rozells, mistress of Francis LightNyior Cabang, after the palm trees that used to line it.相好厝前 Siang-hó-chhū-chêngIn front of Siang Ho's house
Leith Street GhautGat Lebuh Leith
Light StreetLebuh LightAfter Captain Francis Light, Founder of Penang and first Superintendent of the colony (1786-1794)玻理口 Po-lê-khaúEntrance to the Police Court, now the Legislative Assembly buildings
Logan RoadJalan LoganAfter James Richardson Logan, lawyer and editor of the Pinang Gazette, to whom the Logan Memorial in the grounds of the Supreme Court Building on Light St is dedicated.
Lorong SalamatLorong Selamat平安街 Phêng-an-kePeace street
Love LaneLorong Cinta色蘭乳巷 Sek-lân-ní-hāng (also Muntri St)
愛情巷 aì-chhêng-hāng
Eurasian (Serani) lane, after the Portuguese Eurasian inhabitants
Love lane
MacAlister RoadJalan MacAlisterAfter Colonel Norman MacAlister, Governor of Penang (1807-1810)Jalan Bharu中路 Tiong-lơ̄Middle road, being the middle road of the six roads that met at Magazine Circus.
MacAlister LaneLorong MacAlister姓王公司後 Sὲⁿ-ông-kong-si-aūBehind the Ong clanhouse
Macallum StreetLebuh MacallumAfter Colonel Sir Henry McCallum, Colonial Engineer of the Straits Settlements (1884-1889)(過港仔第)五條路 (Koè-káng-á tē) gơ̄-tiaû-lơ̄5th road (past the Prangin Ditch)
Madras LaneLorong MadrasAfter the Tamil inhabitants, from the Indian city of Madras油絞路 Iû-ka-lơ̄
柴落頭 Chhâ-lơ̄-thaû
Oil mill road
Timber landing-place
Magazine CircusAfter the government gunpowder depot formerly there.Simpang Enam, "Six-road Junction", self-descriptive until the demolition of Gladstone Rd and the construction of KOMTAR.五葩燈 Gơ̄-pha-teng
銃藥間 Chhèng-io̍h-keng
六叉路 La̍k-chhē-lơ̄
Five-armed lamp
Gunpowder store
Six-road junction
Magazine RoadJalan Magazine(過港仔)頭條路 (Koè-káng-á) thaû-tiaû-lơ̄1st road (past the Prangin Ditch)
Malay StreetLebuh MelayuAfter the Malay inhabitants刣牛後 Thâi-gû-aū
刣牛巷 Thâi-gû-hāng
Behind the cattle slaughterhouse
Cattle slaughterhouse lane
Malay Street GhautGat Lebuh Melayu刣牛巷路頭 Thaî-gû-hāng lơ̄-thaûMalay St landing place
Market LaneLorong PasarAfter the Indian market formerly at Market St Ghaut.廣福居巷 Kóng-hok-kū-hāngPenang Mutual Improvement Association lane
Market StreetLebuh Pasar吉寧仔街 Kiet-lêng-á-ke (also King St (S. of Market St), formerly also Chulia St (E. of Pitt St))
巴虱街 Pá-sat-ke
Indian street
Market (pasar) street
Market Street GhautGat Lebuh Pasar新萬山 Sin-bān-sanNew market (bangsal)
Maxwell RoadJalan MaxwellAfter Sir Peter Benson Maxwell, Recorder of Penang (c. 1860), or his son Sir William Edward Maxwell, Acting Resident Councillor of Penang (1886-1889)W. of Gladstone Rd
開恒美米絞 Khai-hêng-bí bí-kaKhie Heng Bee ricemill
E. of Gladstone Rd
柴埕 Chhâ-tiâⁿ
港仔墘 Káng-á-kîⁿ(also Prangin Rd (W. of Sungei Ujong Rd))
Firewood yard, where firewood was principally sold
By the Prangin Ditch
McNair StreetLebuh McNairAfter Major John Frederick Adolphus McNair, Acting Lieutenant-Governor of Penang (1880-1884)
Moulmein CloseSolok MoulmeinAfter the Burmese city ofMoulmein
Muda LaneLorong MudaAfter the Sungai Muda (river)癞哥巷 Thái-ko-hāngLepers' lane, after the lepers who used to live here on the charity of a certain wealthy Chinaman
Muntri StreetLebuh MuntriPossibly after the Mantri (minister) of Larut, Ngah Ibrahim bin Long Ja'afar南華醫院街 Lâm-hoa-i īⁿ-ke
新海南公司街 Sin-hái-lâm-kong-si-ke
色蘭乳巷 Sek-lân-ní-hāng (also Love Lane)
Lam Wah Ee Hospital street, after the hospital formerly here
New Hainanese association street
Eurasian (Serani) lane, after the inhabitants.
Nanking StreetLebuh NankingAfter the Chinese city of Nanking.(過港仔第)七條路 (Kóe-káng-á tē) chhit-tiaû-lơ̄7th road (past the Prangin Ditch)
Noordin StreetLebuh NoordinAfter H. M. Noordin, Indian Muslim Merchant & one of the founders of the Kapitan Kling Mosque.(過港仔第)二條路 (Kóe-káng-á tē) jī-tiaû-lơ̄2nd road (past the Prangin Ditch)
Noordin Street GhautGat Lebuh Noordin土橋尾 Thơ̄-kiô-boé
紅燈角 Âng-teng-kak
End of the earthen-bridge
Red lamp corner, after the red lamp used to guide boats at sea
Northam RoadJalan Sultan Ahmad ShahNew Malay name after the 7thYang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang, who visited Penang in 1982.紅毛路 Âng-mơ̂-lơ̄European road
E. of Transfer Rd
紅毛舊塚 Âng-mơ̂-kū-thióngOld European cemetery, after the old Protestant and Roman Catholic Cemetery there.
Pangkor RoadJalan PangkorAfter the Pangkor Treaty of 1874
Peel AvenueLebuhraya PeelAfter Sir William Peel, Resident Councillor of Penang (1925-6), later Governor of Hong Kong
Penang RoadJalan PenangAfter PenangAbout Chulia St
吊人街 Tiaù-lâng-keGallows street, where criminals were formerly hanged
About Chowrasta Market
舊跤樞 Kū-kha-khu
寧爵厝前 Lêng-chiak-chhù-chêng
Old prison
In front of Lêng Chiak's house
About Prangin Ditch
吊橋頭 Tiaù-kiô-thaûDrawbridge head, after the bridge that formerly spanned the Prangin Ditch (see e.g. theMesjid Titi Papan) there
About the Magazine
人車丁牌館 Lâng-chhia-tèng-pâi-koanRickshaw signboard office, after the rickshaw registration office
Penang StreetLebuh PenangN. of Bishop St
廣東街 Kúiⁿ-tang-ke
九間厝 Kaú-keng-chhù
Cantonese street
Nine houses
Bishop St - Market St
馬交街 Má-káu-keMacau / Cantonese street
S. of Market St
齊知街 Che-ti-keChettiar street, after the Chettiar money-lenders who operated there
Perak RoadJalan PerakAfter the sultanate of Perak大路後 Toā-lơ̄-aūBehind MacAlister Road
Phee Choon LaneLorong Phee Choon丕竣路 Phi-chùn-lơ̄Phee Choon road
Pitt LaneLorong PittAfter William Pitt the Younger, who was British prime minister when Penang was founded (1783-1801, and again in 1804-1806). The new Malay name of Pitt St is after the Kapitan Kling mosque there, despite the fact that the street is also home to St George's Church, the Goddess of Mercy Temple (Buddhist) and the Mahamariamman Temple (Hindu), all dating back to the earliest years of George Town and indicative of its religious diversity.潮州公司後 Tiô-chiu-kong-si-aūTeochew association street
Pitt StreetJalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
The junction with Chulia St is known as Simpang Lelong, or "Auction Junction", after the public auctions that were carried out here.N. of China St
觀音亭前 Koan-im-têng-chêng, also Kolam têng-chêngIn front of the Goddess of Mercy temple
China St - Chulia St
大峇唻 Toā-ba-laíBig police station (balai), after the Pitt St Police Station
S. of Chulia St
椰跤 Iâ-kha
大水井 Toā-tsuí-chέⁿ (also Chulia St Ghaut)
Beneath the coconut trees
Great well
Prangin LaneLorong PranginAfter the Prangin River (now Ditch) along Prangin Rd鹹魚埕 Kiâm-hû-tiâⁿSaltfish yard
Prangin RoadJalan Lim Chwee LeongW. of Sungei Ujong Rd
牛車街 Gû-chhia-ke
港仔墘 Káng-á-kîⁿ (also Maxwell Rd)
Bullock-cart street
By the Prangin Ditch
Sungei Ujong Rd - Carnarvon St
開恒美街 Khai-hêng-bí-keKhie Heng Bee (shop) street
E. of Carnarvon St
惠州公司街 Hūi-chiu-kong-si-ke
彎頭仔 Oân-thaû-á
Huichew association street
Little turning
Presgrave StreetLebuh PresgraveAfter Edward Presgrave, who founded the law firm of Presgrave & Matthews on Beach St in 1898.(過港仔第)三條路 (Kóe-káng-á tē) saⁿ-tiaû-lơ̄3rd street (past the Prangin Ditch)
Pykett AvenueLebuhraya PykettAfter the Rev. G. F. Pykett, headmaster of the Anglo-Chinese School, Penang (1892-1932)
Queen StreetLebuh QueenAfter Queen Charlotte (consort to King George III 1761-1818)Gedung Rumput十二間 Tsa̍p-jī-keng
舊和合社街 Kū-hô-ha̍p-siā-ke
Twelve houses, after twelve houses of the same height there
Old Ho Hup society street
Race Course RoadJalan Lumba KudaAfter the Penang Turf Club racecourse there大菜園路 Toā-chhài-hûiⁿ-lơ̄Big vegetable farm road
Rangoon RoadJalan RangoonAfter the Burmese capital,Rangoon.
Residency RoadJalan ResidensiAfter the Residency, the official residence of the British Resident Councillor and now of the Governor of Penang, to which it leads.二王厝路 Jī-ông-chhù-lơ̄Second king's house road. The Governor of the Straits Settlements in Singapore was the "first king"; the Resident Councillor of Penang the "second king".
Rope WalkJalan Pintal TaliAfter the ropewalk formerly there拍索巷 Phah-soh-hāng (also Kimberley St)
義福街 Gī-hok-ke
Ropemakers' lane
Ghee Hock society street
S. of Kimberley St
煙筒路 Ien-tâng-lơ̄Kerosene-lamp tube road
Saltfish LaneLorong Ikan鹹魚仔巷 Kiâm-hû-á-hāngSaltfish lane, lane off Prangin Lane
Sandilands StreetLebuh SandilandsAfter G. M. Sandilands, a British trader who co-founded Lorraine, Sandilands & Co. in Penang in 1859(過港仔第)九條路 (Kóe-káng-á tē) kaú-tiaû-lơ̄9th road (past the Prangin Ditch)
Scotland RoadJalan ScotlandWhimsically so called because of the estates there of Captain James Scott, business partner of Captain Francis Light, the founder of Penang.峇抵眼東 Ba-tu-gan-tongBatu Gantong, after the overhanging rock there.
Scott RoadJalan D. S. RamanathanAfter Captain James Scott. New Malay name after Cllr D. S. Ramanathan, the first Mayor of the City of George Town (1957).
Seh Tan CourtHalaman Seh TanAfter the Tan clan association there姓陳公司 Sὲⁿ-tân-kong-siTan clanhouse
Seck Chuan LaneLorong Sek Chuan大門樓内 Toā-mûiⁿ-laû laī
Within the great archway, the lane being one of two entrances to a big compound house there over which there was a large archway.
Sepoy Lines RoadJalan Sepoy LinesAfter the sepoy barracks formerly there
Soo Hong LaneLorong Soo HongAfter Khoo Soo Hong, a founding senator on the Khoo Kongsi board in 1851
Sri Bahari RoadJalan Seri BahariAfter the Sri Kunj Bihari Temple established on Penang Rd byBihari members of the Bengali Regiment of the East India Company, whose endowment included houses on this road
Stewart LaneLorong StewartAfter the Eurasian Stewart family who lived there觀音亭後 Koan-im-têng-aū
三板巷 Sam-pán-hāng
Behind the Goddess of Mercytemple
Boat lane
Sungei Ujong RoadJalan Sungai UjongAfter the district of Sungai Ujongin Negeri Sembilan胡椒埕 Hơ̂-chio-tiâⁿ
萬得豐路 Bān-tek-hong-lơ̄
Pepper yard
Bān Tek Hong (pepper yard) road
Tamil StreetLebuh TamilAfter the Tamil inhabitants吉寧仔萬山 Kiet-lêng-á bān-san (also Chowrasta Rd)Indian market
Tek Soon StreetLebuh Tek Soon柴埕後 Chhâ-tiâⁿ-aū
德順路 Tek-sūn lơ̄
Behind Maxwell Rd (E. of Gladstone Rd)
Tek Soon road
Tengku Kudin RoadJalan Tengku KudinAfter Tunku Dhiauddin ibni Almarhum Sultan Zainul Rashid (Tunku Kudin), crown prince of Kedah and Viceroy of Selangor at the time of the Treaty of Pangkor (1874), who settled in Penang after being exiled from Kedah (see also Tengku Kudin Rd)
To Aka LaneLorong Toh Aka鑑光內橫路 Kàm-kong-laī-hoaîⁿ-lơ̄
拍鐵街巷仔 Phah-thih-ke hāng-á
Carnarvon Street cross street
Little lane off Beach St (Acheen St - Malay St)
Transfer RoadJalan TransferAfter the transfer of the Straits Settlements from the Government of British India to the administration of the Colonial Office in 1867.德順厝邊街 Tek-sūn-ke piⁿ-keStreet by Tek Soon's house
Tye Sin StreetLebuh Tye SinAfter Foo Tye Sin, a commissioner into the causes of the 1867 Penang Riots.(過港仔第)四條路 (Kóe-káng-á tē) sí-tiaû-lơ̄4th road (past the Prangin Ditch)
Udini RoadJalan UdiniAfter Tunku Dhiauddin ibni Almarhum Sultan Zainul Rashid (Tunku Kudin), crown prince of Kedah and Viceroy of Selangor at the time of the Treaty of Pangkor (1874), who settled in Penang after being exiled from Kedah (see also Tengku Kudin Rd)
Union StreetLebuh UnionPossibly after the Union of Great Britain and Ireland (1801-1922)玻理後 Po-lê-aūBehind the Police Courts (now the Legislative Assembly buildings)
Van Praagh RoadJalan Van Praagh
Victoria Green RoadJalan Padang VictoriaAfter Victoria Green, the grounds of Chinese Recreation Club which boast a statue of Queen Victoria, there.
Victoria StreetLebuh VictoriaAfter Queen Victoria (reigned 1836-1901), Queen and Empress of India.海墘新路 Haí-kiⁿ-sin-lơ̄ (also Weld Quay)New road by the waterfront
Waterfall RoadJalan Air TerjunAfter the waterfall in the neighbouring Penang Botanic Gardens亞逸倒潤 A-e̍k-tò-lūnAyer Terjun, waterfall.
Weld QuayPengkalan WeldAfter Sir Frederick Weld, Governor of the Straits Settlements (1880-1887)新海墘街 Sin-haí-kiⁿ-ke
海墘新路 Haí-kiⁿ-sin-lơ̄ (also Victoria St)
New-waterfront street
New road by the waterfront
Western RoadJalan UtamaSelf-describing.紅毛新塚 Âng-mơ̂-sin-thióng
平安巷 Pêng-an-hāng
西華巷 Sai-hoa-hāng
New European cemetery
Peace lane
Western grand lane
York RoadJalan YorkAfter the English city of York. Whimsically so called because it leads to Scotland Rd.


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Zilus said...

Great compilation of the street names in Hokkien!
Rope walk also has one name called 大顺路/街(?) which is from from Campbell St to Kimberley St

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